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Change user password on other domain command line

I'd like to change user's password using cmd.exe on domain account. I tried net user user_name * /domain but it doesn't work, because my user is on another domain. How can I specify, to which ...
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Logging in as another user in Windows without resetting their password?

If you own the administrator account on Windows Domain, is there a way of logging into a user account without resetting the password? We have users that log in remotely, and I need to work on their ...
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Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
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Backup and Reset Windows VPS password

We do have an option like "Password Reset disk" for desktops. I like to know is there any similar option available for Windows VPS other than contacting the service provider control panel? I like to ...
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1answer
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No password is complex enough

I have one user in my AD domain who seems to not be able to self-select a password. I may have another one, but they're on a different enough password-expiration schedule that I can't remember who it ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login paste password

Is there any utility out there that allows me to paste the password in my clipboard to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login screen as if I'm typing the characters directly from the keyboard? I login a lot ...
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Windows 7 Password Expiration Notification

Under Windows 7, when the time comes for a password change, the 'password expiring' balloon comes up in the lower right area, but it's a bit small. Does anyone know any tricks or tips to make this ...
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User Cannot Change Password

I am having a situation where I need to restrict the user access to change their password in Active Directory (Windows Server 2008 Standard) environment. What I need is to check the Account Options ...
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215 views

Create a temporary password Windows Server 2008

How do you create a password in Windows Sever 2008 that forces the user to change said password on login? I'm creating the accounts for our team and would like people to change from the random ...
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Active Directory GPO for Password Policy Not Applying from Default Domain Policy

Ok. I have implemented a Password Policy. I know from previous posts that it cannot be applied from within an OU so I have configured it from the Default Domain Policy. I run RSOP.msc from a client ...
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Restore a saved Remote-Desktop Password?

Some fool in my company has scrapped the page with the root password for our hyper-v server. Fortunately I've saved the password in the Remote Desktop Connection, so I'm able to connect remotely. How ...
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force use of specific passwords

We are migrating Active Directory from from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 shortly. With 2008 we would like to be able to use a separate password policy for a particular group of PCs. One suggested ...
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1answer
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changing the password complexity requirement in windows 2008

hey guys, my client has a dedicated server, windows 2008, in which there was a password set, as it was expire i changed it, now client want the same password again, but when i tried changing it. i got ...
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Windows Server 2008 AutoLogin Permission on WinLogon Key

I have a windows Server 2008 that need to automatically autologin on startup, i've added this registry key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\DefaultUserName ...
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1answer
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Can I Make Password Change Reminders More Obvious

In Windows 7 and Windows 2008 is appears that Microsoft changed how users would be reminded about upcoming password expirations. In Windows XP the password expiration was very obvious. There was a ...
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Unlock Windows AD account & assign *temporary* password via command line?

Joe Brown is on the phone. He is locked out of Windows because he has forgotten his password. We could reset his password via Active Directory Users and Computers, but ADUC is very annoyingly ...
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IIS7 manager password problems after Windows administrator password change

Our network administrator recently left and, until we get another one, I'm filling in trying to keep the servers running :o I changed the administrator password for the server (Windows Server 2008), ...
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3answers
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Administrator password reset in Windows Server 2008

I lost my password for Windows Sever 2008. Does anyone know how to reset the admin password?
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2answers
154 views

users change their passwords

how can i let users change their passwords on windows 2003 and 2008 file servers through the network?
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Users on windows 2008 R2 server cannot change own password

I have a Win2k8R2 server configured as PDC and Terminal Services (yes, i know.). My manager would like users to be able to reset their own passwords by using the Start Menu -> Windows Security -> ...
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Why won't server 2008 let me change my password policy?

I need to keep the same password indefinitely for the administrator account on a Windows Server 2008 machine. I've found Start | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy, but whether or not I run ...
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2answers
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Are there registry settings for Password Policies on Windows 2008?

I need to automatically set the following local password policies on a number of standalone Windows 2008 Server machines: Maximum password Age Minimum password Length Password must meet minimum ...
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3answers
3k views

Switch off Windows Server 2008 admin password

I need to set up a windows server 2008 in a virtual machine as demo system to show some apps which are only running on ws2008 with Active Directory. Since this demo is run infrequently, first the one ...
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1answer
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Changing Windows Server 2008 password policy for a standalone server

How do you disable the password complexity requirements on a W2k8 server that is not part of an Active Directory? I'd like to find the method that requires the fewest clicks and if there is any way ...
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2answers
476 views

Password problem while creating domain

I'm freshman so far in server management stuff but this seems to be clearly against logic. After updating my Windows Server 2008 Standard 32bit, installing DNS server and AD DS I wanted to create ...
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Disable password complexity rule in Active Directory

Where do I go to disable the password complexity policy for the domain? I've logged onto the domain controller (Windows Server 2008) and found the option in local policies which is of course locked ...
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2answers
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Reset Local Administrator Password remotely

Back in the Windows 2000 I remember being able to reset and change the local administrator password on remote workstations with the following command from MS KB 272530: The following .bat file will ...